Aircastle Limited
Nov 2, 2017
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Aircastle Announces Third Quarter 2017 Results

Quarterly Dividend Increased 7.7% to $0.28 per Common Share

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Key Financial Metrics

  • Total lease rental and finance and sales-type lease revenues were $178.1 million, down 4.9%
  • Total revenues were $191.4 million, down 1.7%
  • Net income was $57.4 million, or $0.73 per diluted common share versus net income of $27.4 million, or $0.35 per diluted common share in the third quarter of 2016
  • Adjusted net income(1) was $64.4 million, or $0.82 per diluted common share versus adjusted net income of $29.7 million, or $0.38 per diluted common share in the third quarter of 2016
  • Adjusted EBITDA(1) was $199.5 million, up 10.2%
  • Cash ROE(1) was 15.2%; net cash interest margin(1) was 8.8%

Highlights

  • Acquired thirteen narrow-body aircraft for $359 million during the third quarter, and 28 aircraft year-to-date for $635 million
  • Closed or committed to acquire 39 additional mid-age narrow-body aircraft in the fourth quarter of 2017 for $860 million
  • Sold fifteen aircraft during the third quarter and 29 aircraft year-to-date; sales included three wide-bodies, three freighters, and one classic aircraft; year-to-date gain on sale of $35.9 million
  • Declared our 46th consecutive quarterly dividend and increased it to $0.28 from $0.26, or 7.7%; This is our eighth dividend increase in seven years

(1)  Refer to the selected financial information accompanying this press release for a reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP numbers.

Aircastle Limited (the "Company" or "Aircastle") (NYSE: AYR) reported third quarter 2017 net income of $57.4 million, or $0.73 per diluted common share, and adjusted net income of $64.4 million, or $0.82 per diluted common share.  The third quarter results included total revenues of $191.4 million, a decrease of 1.7%, versus $194.7 million in the third quarter of 2016.

Commenting on the results, Mike Inglese, Aircastle's CEO, stated, "During the third quarter, we continued to have success in a competitive market, sourcing profitable acquisitions while simultaneously optimizing our fleet mix and realizing substantial gains on sale.  With our recently announced acquisition of 20 high-quality, mid-age, narrow-body aircraft, we expect to complete $1.5 billion in aircraft investments during 2017.  This will expand our owned and managed fleet to over 220 aircraft by year end, while maintaining our conservative balance sheet and limited long-term purchase commitments."

Mr. Inglese concluded, "We are pleased with the success we've had growing our business over time and establishing Aircastle's leading competitive position in the mid-life market segment. On this basis, we are increasing our quarterly dividend by 7.7% to $0.28 per share, our eighth quarterly dividend increase in seven years. By executing our proven investment strategy, we will continue to grow profitably and responsibly in order to create long-term value for our investors."

Financial Results


(In thousands, except share data)

Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2017


2016


2017


2016

Total revenues

$

191,411



$

194,652



$

619,218



$

568,305


Lease rental and finance and sales-type lease revenues

$

178,099



$

187,329



$

567,734



$

550,696


Adjusted EBITDA(1)

$

199,535



$

181,145



$

617,031



$

547,460


Net income

$

57,431



$

27,437



$

92,754



$

83,729


   Per common share - Diluted

$

0.73



$

0.35



$

1.18



$

1.06


Adjusted net income(1)

$

64,387



$

29,706



$

112,526



$

98,002


   Per common share - Diluted

$

0.82



$

0.38



$

1.43



$

1.24



(1)  Refer to the selected financial information accompanying this press release for a reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP numbers.

Third Quarter Results

Total revenues were $191.4 million, a decrease of $3.2 million, or 1.7%, from the prior year.  The decrease was due to a $9.2 million decline in lease rental and finance and sales-type lease revenues, partially offset by a $7.7 million increase in maintenance revenues primarily due to the transition of one narrow-body and one wide-body aircraft during the third quarter of 2017.

Lease rental and finance and sales-type lease revenues were $178.1 million versus $187.3 million the prior year.  The 4.9% decrease reflects the net year-over-year impact from aircraft acquisitions, dispositions and lease extensions.

Net income was $57.4 million, an improvement of $30.0 million compared to net income of $27.4 million in the previous year.  Lower total revenues of $3.2 million were offset by a $21.7 million increase in gains from the sale of flight equipment and a $10.5 million reduction in aircraft impairment charges.

Adjusted net income improved by $34.7 million to $64.4 million.  Lower revenues of $3.2 million were offset by a $32.2 million combined increase in gains from the sale of flight equipment and lower aircraft impairment charges, and a $4.1 million positive adjustment associated with deferred financing and loan termination fees that were recognized during the third quarter of 2017.

Adjusted EBITDA was $199.5 million, up 10.2%, or $18.4 million, versus the same quarter last year.  This result is driven primarily by increases of $21.7 million in gains from aircraft sales and $7.7 million of higher maintenance revenue, partially offset by lower total lease revenue and finance and sales-type lease revenue of $9.2 million.

Aviation Assets

During the third quarter, we acquired thirteen aircraft for $359 million.  For the first nine months of 2017, we purchased 28 aircraft for $635 million.  The aircraft we've acquired year to date had a weighted average age of 9.9 years and a weighted average remaining lease term of 7.1 years.  For the full year, we expect to complete $1.5 billion in aircraft acquisitions.

During the third quarter of 2017, we sold fifteen aircraft, including two freighters, three wide-bodies and one classic aircraft, for total sales proceeds of $527 million.

During the first three quarters of 2017, we sold 29 aircraft for proceeds of $765 million and a net gain on sale of $35.9 million.  The average age of the aircraft sold was 11.8 years with an average remaining lease term of 5.2 years.  We expect to record additional asset sales activity during the fourth quarter of 2017, including all five remaining classic aircraft that we own.  For the full year, we expect total sales proceeds of almost $900 million.

Our fleet utilization during the third quarter was 100%.  As of September 30, 2017, Aircastle owned 192 aircraft having a net book value of $6.0 billion. We also manage thirteen aircraft with a net book value of $661 million dollars on behalf of our joint ventures with Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and IBJ Leasing of Japan.

Owned Aircraft

As of

September 30,

2017(1)


As of

September 30,

2016(1)

Net Book Value of Flight Equipment ($ mils.)

$

5,979



$

6,270


Net Book Value of Unencumbered Flight Equipment ($ mils.)

$

4,572



$

4.343


Number of Aircraft

192



175


Number of Unencumbered Aircraft

163



139


Weighted Average Fleet Age (years)(2)

8.7



7.6


Weighted Average Remaining Lease Term (years)(2)

4.7



5.3


Weighted Average Fleet Utilization for the quarter ended(3)

100.0

%


98.2

%

Portfolio Yield for the quarter ended(2)(4)

12.3

%


12.4

%

Net Cash Interest Margin(5)

8.8

%


8.7

%





Managed Aircraft on behalf of  Joint Ventures




Net Book Value of Flight Equipment ($ mils.)

$

661



$

629


Number of Aircraft

13



11


_______________

(1)     Calculated using net book value of flight equipment held for lease and net investment in finance leases at
          period end.

(2)     Weighted by net book value.

(3)     Aircraft on-lease days as a percent of total days in period weighted by net book value.

(4)     Lease rental revenue and interest income and cash collections on finance and sales-type leases for the
         period as a percent of the average net book value of flight equipment held for lease and our investment in
         finance and sales-type leases for the period; quarterly information is annualized.

(5)     Refer to the selected financial information accompanying this press release for a reconciliation of GAAP to
         Non-GAAP numbers.  The calculation of Net Cash Interest Margin has been revised in this presentation to
         include collections from finance and sales-type leases minus interest on borrowings.

Financing Activity

Year-to-date, we've secured $500 million of new financing.  During the first quarter of 2017, we issued $500 million in unsecured Senior Notes due 2024 bearing a coupon of 4.125%.  On April 17, 2017 we repaid $500 million of maturing, unsecured Senior Notes bearing a coupon of 6.75%.  The associated annual interest expense savings is approximately $13.1 million.

Common Dividend

On October 31, 2017, Aircastle's Board of Directors declared a fourth quarter 2017 cash dividend on its common shares of $0.28 per share, payable on December 15, 2017 to shareholders of record on November 30, 2017.  This is our 46th consecutive dividend and represents a 7.7% increase over the previous quarter's cash dividend.  Over the last seven years, Aircastle has increased its dividend eight times.

Conference Call

In connection with this earnings release, management will host an earnings conference call on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. Eastern time.  All interested parties are welcome to participate on the live call.  The conference call can be accessed by dialing (800) 239-9838 (from within the U.S. and Canada) or (323) 794-2551 (from outside of the U.S. and Canada) ten minutes prior to the scheduled start and referencing the passcode "4661189".

A simultaneous webcast of the conference call will be available to the public on a listen-only basis at www.aircastle.com.  Please allow extra time prior to the call to visit the site and download the necessary software required to listen to the internet broadcast.  In addition to this earnings release an accompanying power point presentation has been posted to the Investor Relations section of Aircastle's website.

For those who are not available to listen to the live call, a replay will be available until 1:00 P.M. Eastern time on Saturday, December 2, 2017 by dialing (888) 203-1112 (from within the U.S. and Canada) or (719) 457-0820  (from outside of the U.S. and Canada); please reference passcode "1757279".

About Aircastle Limited

Aircastle Limited acquires, leases and sells commercial jet aircraft to airlines throughout the world.  As of September 30, 2017, Aircastle owned and managed on behalf of its joint ventures 205 aircraft leased to 71 customers located in 38 countries.

Safe Harbor

All statements in this press release, other than characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not necessarily limited to, statements relating to our proposed public offering of notes and our ability to acquire, sell, lease or finance aircraft, raise capital, pay dividends, and increase revenues, earnings, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, Cash Return on Equity and Net Cash Interest Margin and the global aviation industry and aircraft leasing sector. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "projects," "believes," "may," "will," "would," "could," "should," "seeks," "estimates" and variations on these words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are based on our historical performance and that of our subsidiaries and on our current plans, estimates and expectations and are subject to a number of factors that could lead to actual results materially different from those described in the forward-looking statements; Aircastle can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements which are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated as of the date of this press release. These risks or uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those described from time to time in Aircastle's filings with the SEC and previously disclosed under "Risk Factors" in Item 1A of Aircastle's 2016 Annual Report on Form 10- K.  In addition, new risks and uncertainties emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for Aircastle to predict or assess the impact of every factor that may cause its actual results to differ from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. Aircastle expressly disclaims any obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statement to reflect future events or circumstances.

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Dollars in thousands, except share data)



September 30, 2017


December 31, 2016


(Unaudited)



ASSETS




Cash and cash equivalents

$

662,649



$

455,579


Restricted cash and cash equivalents

20,536



53,238


Accounts receivable

5,708



6,035


Flight equipment held for lease, net of accumulated depreciation of $1,168,064 and
$1,224,899, respectively

5,490,164



6,247,585


Net investment in finance and sales-type leases

488,408



260,853


Unconsolidated equity method investments

76,098



72,977


Other assets

131,395



148,398


Total assets

$

6,874,958



$

7,244,665


LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY




LIABILITIES




Borrowings from secured financings, net of debt issuance costs

$

874,874



$

1,219,034


Borrowings from unsecured financings, net of debt issuance costs

3,286,240



3,287,211


Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

145,691



127,527


Lease rentals received in advance

51,937



62,225


Security deposits

120,320



122,597


Maintenance payments

523,922



591,757


Total liabilities

5,002,984



5,410,351


Commitments and Contingencies




SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY




Preference shares, $0.01 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and
outstanding




Common shares, $0.01 par value, 250,000,000 shares authorized, 78,707,968 shares
issued and outstanding at September 30, 2017; and 78,593,133 shares issued and
outstanding at December 31, 2016

787



786


Additional paid-in capital

1,525,766



1,521,190


Retained earnings

347,248



315,890


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(1,827)



(3,552)


Total shareholders' equity

1,871,974



1,834,314


Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

6,874,958



$

7,244,665


 

 

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Income

(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2017


2016


2017


2016

Revenues:








Lease rental revenue

$

171,687



$

181,975



$

551,371



$

537,670


Finance and sales-type lease revenue

6,412



5,354



16,363



13,026


Amortization of lease premiums, discounts and incentives

(2,388)



(521)



(8,780)



(5,419)


Maintenance revenue

14,507



6,829



55,738



20,603


Total lease revenue

190,218



193,637



614,692



565,880


Other revenue

1,193



1,015



4,526



2,425


Total revenues

191,411



194,652



619,218



568,305


Operating expenses:








Depreciation

70,018



76,201



227,446



227,918


Interest, net

60,636



61,797



185,376



188,490


Selling, general and administrative (including non-cash share-based
payment expense of $2,506 and $2,059 for the three months ended, and
$10,636 and $5,796 for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and
2016, respectively)

17,137



15,985



55,491



46,883


Impairment of flight equipment



10,462



80,430



27,185


Maintenance and other costs

2,572



1,834



7,846



5,504


Total expenses

150,363



166,279



556,589



495,980


Other income (expense):








Gain (loss) on sale of flight equipment

21,642



(73)



35,926



14,932


Other

(360)



(210)



(3,069)



(136)


Total other income (expense)

21,282



(283)



32,857



14,796


Income from continuing operations before income taxes and earnings of
unconsolidated equity method investments

62,330



28,090



95,486



87,121


Income tax provision

6,195



2,458



8,536



8,782


Earnings of unconsolidated equity method investments, net of tax

1,296



1,805



5,804



5,390


Net income

$

57,431



$

27,437



$

92,754



$

83,729


Earnings per common share — Basic:








Net income per share

$

0.73



$

0.35



$

1.18



$

1.06


Earnings per common share — Diluted:








Net income per share

$

0.73



$

0.35



$

1.18



$

1.06


Dividends declared per share

$

0.26



$

0.24



$

0.78



$

0.72


 

 

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)



Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2017


2016

Cash flows from operating activities:




Net income

$

92,754



$

83,729


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:




Depreciation

227,446



227,918


Amortization of deferred financing costs

15,860



13,567


Amortization of lease premiums, discounts and incentives

8,780



5,419


Deferred income taxes

(1,369)



3,129


Non-cash share-based payment expense

10,636



5,796


Cash flow hedges reclassified into earnings

1,725



9,074


Security deposits and maintenance payments included in earnings

(17,147)



(12,844)


Gain on sale of flight equipment

(35,926)



(14,932)


Impairment of flight equipment

80,430



27,185


Other

2,078



(4,712)


Changes in certain assets and liabilities:




Accounts receivable

415



1,699


Other assets

(6,980)



3,815


Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

17,648



16,459


Lease rentals received in advance

(2,892)



2,111


Net cash and restricted cash provided by operating activities

393,458



367,413


Cash flows from investing activities:




Acquisition and improvement of flight equipment

(353,492)



(792,270)


Proceeds from sale of flight equipment

764,984



488,749


Net investment in finance and sales-type leases

(246,871)



(78,892)


Collections on finance and sales-type leases

23,673



14,413


Aircraft purchase deposits and progress payments, net of returned deposits and aircraft sales deposits

(14,068)



(14,035)


Unconsolidated equity method investments and associated costs



(12,686)


Other

(405)



(812)


Net cash and restricted cash provided by (used in) investing activities

173,821



(395,533)


Cash flows from financing activities:




Repurchase of shares

(4,862)



(36,573)


Proceeds from secured and unsecured debt financings

500,000



999,350


Repayments of secured and unsecured debt financings

(852,451)



(489,134)


Deferred financing costs

(8,540)



(17,273)


Restricted secured liquidity facility collateral



65,000


Liquidity facility



(65,000)


Security deposits and maintenance payments received

138,813



123,767


Security deposits and maintenance payments returned

(104,475)



(37,036)


Dividends paid

(61,396)



(56,702)


Other



(2,073)


Net cash and restricted cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(392,911)



484,326


Net increase in cash and restricted cash

174,368



456,206


Cash and restricted cash at beginning of period

508,817



254,041


Cash and restricted cash at end of period

$

683,185



$

710,247


 

 

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Selected Financial Guidance Elements for the Fourth Quarter of 2017

($ in millions, except for percentages)

(Unaudited)



Guidance Item

Q4:17

Lease rental revenue

$172 - $176

Finance lease revenue

$8 - $9

Maintenance revenue

$0 - $2

Amortization of net lease discounts and lease incentives

$(2) - $(3)

SG&A(1)

$17 - $18

Depreciation

$71 - $75

Interest, net

$55 - $57

Gain on sale

$12 - $20

Full year effective tax rate

9% - 10%


(1)      Includes ~$2.4M of non-cash share-based payment expense.

 

 

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Supplemental Financial Information

(Amount in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2017


2016


2017


2016

Revenues

$

191,411



$

194,652



$

619,218



$

568,305










EBITDA(1)

$

196,668



$

168,414



$

522,892



$

514,338










Adjusted EBITDA(1)

$

199,535



$

181,145



$

617,031



$

547,460










Net income

$

57,431



$

27,437



$

92,754



$

83,729


Net income allocable to common shares

$

57,016



$

27,200



$

92,083



$

83,043


Per common share - Basic

$

0.73



$

0.35



$

1.18



$

1.06


Per common share - Diluted

$

0.73



$

0.35



$

1.18



$

1.06










Adjusted net income(1)

$

64,387



$

29,706



$

112,526



$

98,002


Adjusted net income allocable to common shares

$

63,922



$

29,449



$

111,712



$

97,199


Per common share - Basic

$

0.82



$

0.38



$

1.43



$

1.24


Per common share - Diluted

$

0.82



$

0.38



$

1.43



$

1.24










Basic common shares outstanding

78,237



77,990



78,197



78,230


Diluted common shares outstanding(2)

78,375



78,022



78,366



78,266


_______________


(1)     Refer to the selected information accompanying this press release for a reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP information.

(2)     For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, includes 137,810 and 169,053 dilutive shares, respectively.  For the three and
         nine months ended September 30, 2016, includes 32,235 and 35,804 dilutive shares, respectively.

 

 

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2017


2016


2017


2016

Net income

$

57,431



$

27,437



$

92,754



$

83,729


Depreciation

70,018



76,201



227,446



227,918


Amortization of lease premiums, discounts and incentives

2,388



521



8,780



5,419


Interest, net

60,636



61,797



185,376



188,490


Income tax provision

6,195



2,458



8,536



8,782


EBITDA

196,668



168,414



522,892



514,338


Adjustments:








Impairment of flight equipment



10,462



80,430



27,185


Non-cash share-based payment expense

2,506



2,059



10,636



5,796


Loss on mark-to-market of interest rate derivative contracts

361



210



3,073



141


Adjusted EBITDA

$

199,535



$

181,145



$

617,031



$

547,460


 

We define EBITDA as income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes, interest expense, and depreciation and amortization. We use EBITDA to assess our consolidated financial and operating performance, and we believe this non-U.S. GAAP measure is helpful in identifying trends in our performance.

This measure provides an assessment of controllable expenses and affords management the ability to make decisions which are expected to facilitate meeting current financial goals as well as achieving optimal financial performance. It provides an indicator for management to determine if adjustments to current spending decisions are needed.

EBITDA provides us with a measure of operating performance because it assists us in comparing our operating performance on a consistent basis as it removes the impact of our capital structure (primarily interest charges on our outstanding debt) and asset base (primarily depreciation and amortization) from our operating results. Accordingly, this metric measures our financial performance based on operational factors that management can impact in the short-term, namely the cost structure, or expenses, of the organization. EBITDA is one of the metrics used by senior management and the Board of Directors to review the consolidated financial performance of our business.

We define Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA (as defined above) further adjusted to give effect to adjustments required in calculating covenant ratios and compliance as that term is defined in the indenture governing our senior unsecured notes.  Adjusted EBITDA is a material component of these covenants.

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

Adjusted Net Income Reconciliation

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2017


2016


2017


2016

Net income

$

57,431



$

27,437



$

92,754



$

83,729


Loan termination fee(1)

1,070





2,058



1,509


Loss on mark-to-market of interest rate derivative contracts(2)

361



210



3,073



141


Write-off of deferred financing fees(1)

3,019





4,005



1,972


Non-cash share-based payment expense(3)

2,506



2,059



10,636



5,796


Hedge loss amortization charges(1)







4,855


Adjusted net income

$

64,387



$

29,706



$

112,526



$

98,002


_______________


(1)  Included in Interest, net.

(2)  Included in Other income (expense).

(3)  Included in Selling, general and administrative expenses.


Management believes that ANI, when viewed in conjunction with the Company's results under U.S. GAAP and the above reconciliation, provides useful information about operating and period-over-period performance and additional information that is useful for evaluating the underlying operating performance of our business without regard to periodic reporting elements related to interest rate derivative accounting, changes related to refinancing activity and non-cash share-based payment expense.

 

 

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

Cash Return on Equity Calculation

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)


Period

CFFO


Finance

Lease

Collections


Gain on
Sale of
Flt. Eqt.


Deprec.


Distributions

in excess

(less than)

Equity Earnings


Cash
Earnings


Average

Shareholders

Equity


Trailing 12 Month Cash ROE

2011

$

359,377



$



$

39,092



$

242,103



$



$

156,366



$

1,370,513



11.4

%

2012

$

427,277



$

3,852



$

5,747



$

269,920



$



$

166,956



$

1,425,658



11.7

%

2013

$

424,037



$

9,508



$

37,220



$

284,924



$



$

185,841



$

1,513,156



12.3

%

2014

$

458,786



$

10,312



$

23,146



$

299,365



$

667



$

193,546



$

1,661,228



11.7

%

2015

$

526,285



$

9,559



$

58,017



$

318,783



$

(530)



$

274,548



$

1,759,871



15.6

%

2016

$

468,092



$

19,413



$

39,126



$

305,216



$

(1,782)



$

219,633



$

1,789,256



12.3

%

LTM Q3:17

$

494,137



$

28,673



$

60,120



$

304,744



$

575



$

278,761



$

1,836,511



15.2

%


Note:  LTM Average Shareholders' Equity is the average of the most recent five quarters period end Shareholders' Equity.  Management believes that the cash return on equity metric ("Cash ROE") when viewed in conjunction  with the Company's results under U.S. GAAP and the above reconciliation, provide useful information about operating and period-over-period performance, and provide additional information that is useful for evaluating the underlying operating performance of our business without regard to periodic reporting impacts related to non-cash revenue and expense items and interest rate derivative accounting, while recognizing the depreciating nature of our assets.

 

 

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

Net Cash Interest Margin Calculation

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)


Period


Average NBV


Quarterly Rental Revenue(1)


Cash Interest(2)


Annualized Net Cash Interest Margin(1)(2)

Q1:12


$

4,388,008



$

152,242



$

44,969



9.8

%

Q2:12


$

4,542,477



$

156,057



$

48,798



9.4

%

Q3:12


$

4,697,802



$

163,630



$

41,373



10.4

%

Q4:12


$

4,726,457



$

163,820



$

43,461



10.2

%

Q1:13


$

4,740,161



$

162,319



$

48,591



9.6

%

Q2:13


$

4,840,396



$

164,239



$

44,915



9.9

%

Q3:13


$

4,863,444



$

167,876



$

47,682



9.9

%

Q4:13


$

5,118,601



$

176,168



$

49,080



9.9

%

Q1:14


$

5,312,651



$

181,095



$

51,685



9.7

%

Q2:14


$

5,721,521



$

190,574



$

48,172



10.0

%

Q3:14


$

5,483,958



$

182,227



$

44,820



10.0

%

Q4:14


$

5,468,637



$

181,977



$

44,459



10.1

%

Q1:15


$

5,743,035



$

181,027



$

50,235



9.1

%

Q2:15


$

5,967,898



$

189,238



$

51,413



9.2

%

Q3:15


$

6,048,330



$

191,878



$

51,428



9.3

%

Q4:15


$

5,962,874



$

188,491



$

51,250



9.2

%

Q1:16


$

5,988,076



$

186,730



$

51,815



9.0

%

Q2:16


$

5,920,030



$

184,469



$

55,779



8.7

%

Q3:16


$

6,265,175



$

193,909



$

57,589



8.7

%

Q4:16


$

6,346,361



$

196,714



$

58,631



8.7

%

Q1:17


$

6,505,355



$

200,273



$

58,839



8.7

%

Q2:17


$

6,512,100



$

199,522



$

55,871



8.8

%

Q3:17


$

5,985,908



$

184,588



$

53,457



8.8

%

_______________


(1)     Management's Use of Net Cash Interest Margin:  Beginning with this earnings release for the three months
         ended September 30, 2016, based on the growing level of finance and sales-type lease revenue, management
         revised the calculation of net cash interest margin to include our net investment in finance and sales-type
         leases in the average net book value and to include the interest income and cash collections on our net
         investment in finance and sales-type lease in lease rentals.  The calculation of net cash interest margin for all
         prior periods presented is revised to be comparable with the current period presentation.

(2)     Excludes loan termination payments of $3.0 million in the second quarter of 2013, $1.5 million and $3.5 million
         in the first quarter and fourth quarter of 2016, respectively, and loan termination payments of $1.0 million in
         both the second and third quarters of 2017.


We define net cash interest margin as lease rentals from operating leases, interest income and cash collections from finance and sales-type leases minus interest on borrowings, net settlements on interest rate derivatives and other liabilities adjusted for loan termination payments divided by the average net book of flight equipment (which includes net investment on finance and sales-type leases) for the period calculated on a quarterly and annualized basis.


Management believes that net cash interest margin, when viewed in conjunction with the Company's results under U.S. GAAP and the above reconciliation, provides useful information about the effective deployment of our capital in the context of the yield on our aircraft assets, the utilization of those assets by our lessees, and our ability to borrow efficiently.

 

 

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

Reconciliation of Net Income Allocable to Common Shares

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended

September 30, 2017


Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2017

Weighted-average shares:

Shares


Percent


Shares


Percent

Common shares outstanding - Basic

78,237



99.28

%


78,197



99.28

%

Unvested restricted common shares

570



0.72

%


569



0.72

%

Total weighted-average shares outstanding

78,807



100.00

%


78,767



100.00

%









Common shares outstanding - Basic

78,237



99.82

%


78,197



99.78

%

Effect of dilutive shares(1)

138



0.18

%


169



0.22

%

Common shares outstanding - Diluted

78,375



100.00

%


78,366



100.00

%









Net income allocation








Net income

$

57,431



100.00

%


$

92,754



100.00

%

Distributed and undistributed earnings allocated to unvested restricted
shares(2)

(415)



(0.72)

%


(671)



(0.72)

%

Earnings available to common shares

$

57,016



99.28

%


$

92,083



99.28

%









Adjusted net income allocation








Adjusted net income

$

64,387



100.00

%


$

112,526



100.00

%

Amounts allocated to unvested restricted shares

(465)



(0.72)

%


(814)



(0.72)

%

Amounts allocated to common shares - Basic and Diluted

$

63,922



99.28

%


$

111,712



99.28

%

_______________


(1)     For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, distributed and undistributed earnings to restricted shares were 0.72% of net income and adjusted
         net income. The amount of restricted share forfeitures for all periods present is immaterial to the allocation of distributed and undistributed earnings.

(2)     For all periods presented, dilutive shares represented contingently issuable shares.

 

 

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

Reconciliation of Net Income Allocable to Common Shares

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended

September 30, 2016


Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2016

Weighted-average shares:

Shares


Percent


Shares


Percent

Common shares outstanding - Basic

77,990



99.14

%


78,230



99.18

%

Unvested restricted common shares

680



0.86

%


646



0.82

%

Total weighted-average shares outstanding

78,670



100.00

%


78,876



100.00

%









Common shares outstanding - Basic

77,990



99.96

%


78,230



99.95

%

Effect of dilutive shares(1)

32



0.04

%


36



0.05

%

Common shares outstanding - Diluted

78,022



100.00

%


78,266



100.00

%









Net income allocation








Net income

$

27,437



100.00

%


$

83,729



100.00

%

Distributed and undistributed earnings allocated to unvested restricted
shares(2)

(237)



(0.86)%



(686)



(0.82)%


Earnings available to common shares

$

27,200



99.14

%


$

83,043



99.18

%









Adjusted net income allocation








Adjusted net income

$

29,706



100.00

%


$

98,002



100.00

%

Amounts allocated to unvested restricted shares

(257)



(0.86)%



(803)



(0.82)%


Amounts allocated to common shares - Basic and Diluted

$

29,449



99.14

%


$

97,199



99.18

%

_______________


(1)     For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016, distributed and undistributed earnings to restricted shares were 0.86% and 0.82%, respectively, of
         net income and adjusted net income.  The amount of restricted share forfeitures for all periods present is immaterial to the allocation of distributed and
         undistributed earnings.

(2)     For all periods presented, dilutive shares represented contingently issuable shares.

 

 

Contact:


Aircastle Advisor LLC

The IGB Group

Frank Constantinople, SVP Investor Relations

Leon Berman

Tel: +1-203-504-1063

Tel: +1-212-477-8438

fconstantinople@aircastle.com 

lberman@igbir.com

 

 

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